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USPS reminds employees that snow and icy conditions increase the likelihood of slips, trips and falls

January 4, 2024

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The Postal Service wants employees to remember that snow and icy conditions during the winter increase the likelihood of slips, trips and falls.

To avoid these types of accidents — which can result in pain, injury and lost productivity — proper footwear with good treads is essential.

Here are some other tips:

• Wear grippers (ice cleats).

• Walk with care and take short steps.

• Only finger mail when it is safe to do so.

• Take extra precautions when entering and exiting your vehicle.

• Use handrails on steps.

• Wait for vehicles to stop completely on snow or ice-covered roadways before crossing the street.

The Safety Blue page has additional on-the-job tips.

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